This is my absolute favorite time of year. Fall season, sixty degree weather in the city! It’s great to be able to settle back inside our warm homes and focus on family, holidays and, of course, good food (but that’s for another post!). Now I’m so excited to tell you all about a new courtesy that we are extending to our clients. We are offering the AirAllé treatment, the advanced technology for eradicating lice, developed by the geniuses over at Larada Sciences, for FREE. The AirAllé will be offered free of charge at our NY, LI, and CT salons. Our lice clinicians are all certified in the operation of the AirAllé. This device will keep you lice free and enable you to go back to enjoy this wonderful time of year!
Ok, so did the title of this post scare you away? Dividing the hair into small parts is a crucial step in removing nits from the hair but many moms that are not used to working with hair get intimidated by this step. But don’t worry! It’s not that hard! All you need are metal hair clips for lice removal and what you have to do is section off the hair that you are not currently combing out. Leave a small 1 1/2 inch section of hair to work on at a time. This will ensure that the lice comb catches all the lice, nymphs, and nits on the scalp.
If you’ve been following us on twitter you will have heard about the new FDA approved AirAllé™ treatment. The reason why this is such an exciting breakthrough in head lice removal is because the device kills lice and nits without the use of chemicals or pesticides. AirAllé™ uses heated air at a high flow rate (but not at a high temperature) to desiccate the lice AND their eggs. Licenders clinicians are required to undergo a course that certifies them as AirAllé™ operators to ensure that the product is used correctly.
We are always on the lookout for safer, faster, and more effective ways to treat lice and we have found the AirAllé™ to come through on all these promises. In NYC the secret is out. Mothers facing a head lice infestation come to us and immediately inquire about the option of using the AirAllé™. And while it’s backed up by IRB- approved independent studies, the moms know from word-of-mouth that this thing works!
Here’s a simple checklist of items that you will clean after you are treated for lice. Once you’ve completed this list you are done! You don’t need to turn the house upside-down or hire expensive home cleaning companies. Just make sure that you’ve got everything checked off from this list and that you are continuing to comb out your child’s head as part of the post-care treatment.
- BEDDING AND CLOTHING USED IN PAST 48 HOURS (play costumes): Wash and dry in hot water
- NON WASHABLE FABRIC TOYS (dolls, stuffed animals, bean bags): Bag them up for 2 weeks
- HAIR ITEMS (combs, brushes, hair clips): Soak in hot water for 15 minutes
- NON WASHABLE HAIR ITEMS (headphones, headsets, helmets): Bag them up for 2 weeks
- PLASTIC ITEMS (toys, phones) Wipe down with damp cloth
- FURNITURE (table, chairs) Wipe down with damp cloth
- UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE (rugs, car, car seats, carpet, couch) Vacuum
It’s a big job for us mommies to turn over the closets from summer to fall season but that’s what many of us have been busy with these past few days, especially given the fact that the weather on the east coast has become markedly cooler! We’re hauling out the cozy sweaters, warm leggings and Autumn household decorations. And, of course, we need to start getting back into the kitchen after having taken it easy from the cooking and baking during the hot summer months! There’s nothing like some Minestrone soup made out of fresh vegetables, beans and pasta to warm you up and make for a filling and nourishing Fall meal. This is my go- to recipe as I usually have all of the ingredients already stocked in my fridge and pantry. Enjoy! Post your favorite Minestrone soup recipe in the comments section below!
Licenders Minestrone Soup for Fall Season
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 small-regular size carrots, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 frozen cube garlic
1 potato, peeled and cubed
1 16 oz can tomato sauce
1 15 oz can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 container Imagine Chicken Soup Broth
Salt and pepper
1 cup pasta, rice or orzo
1/2 bag frozen Spinach
1) In a large soup pot, saute onion, carrots, celery, garlic and potato for 10 minutes.
2) Add the kidney beans, tomato sauce and chicken broth, and cook for 30 minutes.
3) Season with salt and pepper and add the pasta. Cook for 10 minutes.
4) Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes.
This past month our salon, as well as other head lice removal salons on the eastern coast, has been swamped with traumatized mothers trying to get rid of a new breed of head lice that seems resistant to regular lice treatment methods. These “super- lice” are immune to the lice shampoos and treatments that are prescribed by doctors and sold as over-the-counter drugs at the pharmacy.
So what do you do if you’ve tried every product out there and have been coming for weeks and STILL can’t get rid of the bugs? It’s time for a professional lice treatment, one which includes the standard combing and shampooing to remove nits and lice, but that also includes a high tech device invented by the engineers over at Larada Sciences, called the AirAllé™. , The AirAllé™ which uses only controlled heated air, kills all stages of head lice safely, very effectively, and fast.
At Licenders salons we finish off the treatment with a foamy Mousse that will prevent lice re-infestation from occurring if head lice is still in the classroom.
You don’t have to live with these bugs forever! There is a way to get rid of them that doesn’t require you to turn your home and life upside-down!
Repeat customers are our biggest compliment. We thank you for entrusting your child’s safety to us and are committed to using ONLY safe lice products. By safe we mean NO pesticides, NO chemicals, and NO ingredients that are potentially neurotoxic in nature. It’s easy to go to the local pharmacy and pick up some over-the-counter lice shampoo, but it’s just as easy to get a good quality lice shampoo overnighted to your door from a reputable company that will stand behind their products.